Special tribunal for semi-human persons
The charges are fraud, extortion, non-assistance to persons in danger, incitement to hatred and slavery. Money rules the world, so they say. Therefore, wouldn’t it be legitimate to hold it accountable? This perfectly candid question marks the starting point of Christophe Meierhans’ performance, in which a trial is held against the “thing” we call “money”. Various witnesses are called to the stand: an ex-banker, a homeless man, a criminologist, a Native American and an employee of the Swiss National Bank, amongst others. Expressing their thoughts on the subject, they answer the questions of the audience, which is present as both victim and offender. Indeed, money only exists and acts through its representatives – i. e. every single one of us. So, what would be a fair judgement?
Concept and direction Christophe Meierhans Performance & creation Shila Anaraki, Jochen Dehn, Luca Mattel, Christophe Meierhans, Adva Zakai Dramaturgy Bart Capelle Scenography Decoratelier Jozef Wouters Lighting design Luc Schaltin Costumes Sofie Durnez, Valérie Le Roy Paintwork Giammarco Falcone Lightsaber microphone conception Alexis Pawlak, Gaia Carabillo Production Hiros, Elisa Demarré Co-production AUAwirleben, BIT Teatergarasjen, kunstencentrum BUDA, FAR°, Kaaitheater, Vooruit, Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil, Teatro Maria Matos and ZonaK
Presented with the support of Pro Helvetia, Vlaamse Overheid